I’m Goin’ Home

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Example Pre-War Blues Video Lesson

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Overview

Here’s a nice, straight-forward Patton tune, played in the style of his spirtuals; that is, quite a steady alternating bass on the bass-side, alongside a sliding treble-side that mimics his vocal lines. Quite beautiful and simple. Also, it was recorded on the same session when he recorded Lord I’m Discouraged, a similar structured song, so he must’ve been in this sliding mood at the time.

Workstation

Open G — DGDGBD
1st Fret

[Spoken]
Well I’m goin’ home

Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
If I never, never see you anymore
I’m goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I’ve got his word, got his …, got his word
If I never, never see you anymore
Got his word, got his word, got his word
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I have a right, have a right, have a right
If I never, never see you anymore
I have a right, have a right have a right
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Told him here my hand, here my hand, here my hand
If I never, never see you anymore
Here my hand, here my hand, here my hand
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
If I never, never see you anymore
Take a stand, take a stand, take a stand
I’ll meet you on that kingdom shore

I’m satisfied, satisfied, satisfied
If I never, never see you anymore
I’m satisfied, satisfied, satisfied
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I have a right, have a right, have a right
If I never, never see you anymore
I have a right, have a right, have a right
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Yes fare ye well, fare ye well, fare ye well
If I never, never see you anymore
Fare ye well, fare ye well, fare ye well
I’ll meet you on that other shore

I’ve been redeemed, been redeemed, been redeemed
If I never, never see you anymore
I’ve been redeemed, been redeemed, been redeemed
I’ll meet you on that other shore

Song History

14 June 1929
Richmond, IN
Paramount 12883

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